Allow a little more time than usual to exit the parking lot at the Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday. Comic actor Martin Short will be performing in the big house, and emerging country star Chely Wright will be on stage in the Studio Theater. And if that isn’t enough to back up traffic, it will be closing night for Carmel Rep’s “Hairspray” in the Tarkington.
The headliners should be worth it, though. Short, whose credits span Broadway’s “Little Me,” TV’s “Saturday Night Live” and “Second City,” and movies including “Father of the Bride,” will be bringing along some of his more noted characters, including Jiminy Glick (how he gets in and out of makeup should be interesting). Wright comes armed with music from her seventh album, “Lifted Off the Ground.” Details here.